Personal loan news and advice

All the latest personal loan news and top tips to help you manage your personal loan.

  • Rate freeze: Big banks aren't budging on personal loans

    Friday 06 September 2019

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    Home loan rates, savings account rates, term deposit rates - they’re all dropping, spurred on by two consecutive Reserve Bank cuts in June and July. But what about personal loan rates? 

  • 3 in 5 Aussies miss the mark when repaying holiday credit card debt, Experian research finds

    Tuesday 20 August 2019

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    Back from an overseas trip, only to find you now have thousands of dollars of debt hanging over your head? Experian’s new research has revealed three in five Aussies who used their credit card during their holiday didn’t pay it off immediately after they returned home. 

  • Aussies no longer want personal loans and this could be the reason why

    Friday 09 August 2019

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    Recent RBA data has revealed that the total value of personal loans Aussies have been borrowing has sunken to their lowest levels since 2015 by $4.8 billion. 

  • ME Bank reveals 51% of married couples have the same wedding regret

    Monday 24 June 2019

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    ME’s recent Love and Money Survey found that a whopping 51% of married couples regret how much they spent on their wedding, with the top three regretted expenses being, the reception (17%), photography/videography (13%) and wedding favours for guests (13%).

  • Top tips to end the financial year with a bang!

    Friday 21 June 2019

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    Whip out those crumpled receipts (once you figure out where you put them) and get your paperwork ready, because the end of the financial year countdown has officially begun And while the EOFY countdown might not end with fireworks, champagne or a cheeky midnight kiss like the NYE countdown, if you follow our EOFY to-do-list, it’ll be just as monumental!

  • CUA Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan rate drops to 9.89%

    Monday 15 April 2019

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    Rate drop alert! Last week CUA dropped the starting rate on its Unsecured Fixed Personal Loan from an 11.99% p.a. fixed rate to a much lower 9.89% p.a. fixed rate (10.14% p.a. comparison rate^^) with a maximum loan amount of $50,000.

  • The best personal loans in Australia for 2019

    Monday 08 April 2019

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    Whether you’re hungry for a new set of wheels, or you’ve decided to channel your inner Scott Cam and take on a full-scale Block-inspired home reno project, you’re probably on the hunt for a value-packed personal loan.

  • eBay predicts Aussies will spend $621 million online on home improvements in 2019

    Friday 29 March 2019

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    With National DIY Day coming up on the 6 April, eBay has revealed that online shopping for home improvements is set to skyrocket in 2019, predicting that Aussies will spend a whopping $621 million just this year alone.

  • Financial goals to have kicked by 30

    Wednesday 13 March 2019

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    After your 21st, the next real birthday milestone isn't until the big dirty-thirty, and a lot can happen in between the two. Aside from a few physical changes, like your first grey hairs and being struck by the dreaded 2-day hangover curse (enjoy it while it last kids!), the most significant difference you'll face when turning 30 is a switch in your priorities, particularly when it comes to your finances.

  • International Women’s Day: Women in finance who are killing it!

    Thursday 07 March 2019

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    Every year on the 8th of March people from around the globe come together to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, for International Women’s Day. This year, the International Women’s Day campaign theme is ‘BalanceforBetter,’ which encompasses the idea of striving for a gender-balanced world. So, in light of this year’s theme, we thought we’d take a look at how women fare in finance.